Taught course

Spatial Planning with Sustainable Urban Design

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have an upper-second class of honours degree, or equivalent, in a suitable discipline. Applications from individuals, without an honours degree, but with substantial work experience relevant to spatial planning, will be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Spatial planners create and manage sustainable cities and the countryside and help solve urban problems.

This course focuses specifically on developing and enhancing your knowledge and critical understanding of the principles and practice of urban design to achieve sustainable cities and regions. You'll be able to suggest intervention strategies to improve regeneration of declining places and cities.

You will also develop your understanding of spatial analysis, statutory planning, property development processes, and sustainability in contemporary cities and sustainable urban design.

Our academic staff have a strong research and practice background in specialist areas. We collaborate with key planning agencies in and around Dundee, meaning you can learn from practitioners through lectures, seminars, and fieldwork. This also means you will have the opportunity to engage with 'live' projects as part of your learning.

The father of town planning, Patrick Geddes was a professor of botany at this university, which means we have strong historical links to the planning profession.

Information for international students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Our MSc in Spatial Planning is a multi-disciplinary programme providing the preparation for entry into professional careers in town and regional planning and urban development. See our website for further information.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment80
Dissertation20 (7500 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Dumiso Moyo
Email
d.moyo@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 385240